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Old 08-10-2015, 09:18 AM   #31
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Hey! If you're this far in, why not just buy a rebuild kit and get new pistons, liners, bearings, and gaskets? They sell it all as a package. Then you'd have a new motor!
It is more expensive, but so nice to have a new, fresh motor ready for another 250k!
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Old 08-10-2015, 12:47 PM   #32
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We're gonna look at the bearings real good once they're clean but so far there doesn't seem to be any damage to them. Which further supports the theory that it was recently overhauled. The cylinder sleeves still have the original hone marks, and the pistons look brand new.

charles, I'd love to redo it all but when there's a difference of more than $800 and everything in there besides the O-rings looks new, we're just gonna leave it alone. This was going to pretty much break the bank for us and we got super lucky that it was the O-rings. (Although like I said we have yet to pull the four other sleeves.)

We were supposed to leave a long time ago for full-timing. The longer we stay here, the more we watch all of our savings go down the drain.
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Old 08-10-2015, 01:25 PM   #33
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Well by all means, get out on tha road! At least now you know and are probably comfortable with the job if you ever have to do it again! And make sure you use the good coolant.

I only use the CAT (very expensive but will outlast my conversion) coolant in my 466 since I had pitted liner ruin my last buses engine. Godspeed!
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Old 08-10-2015, 01:37 PM   #34
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We got heavy duty sca coolant from O'Reilly's. I can't wait to get goin'. Still have to plumb in the grey and black and fresh tanks, install the passenger front seat, and build the goat pen in the back. Then we should be good to go!!
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Old 08-10-2015, 09:20 PM   #35
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Every single top O ring looked like the second picture. All the rest were solid and many were broken.
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Old 08-12-2015, 08:19 AM   #36
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Consider the 4th ring You were concerned about loss of power, you got a new turbo, you are there anyway, it was there for a reason. I think it was just another oil ring so getting a match should be easy.
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Everything I've looked at, no matter who sells it, only includes 3 O rings. I'd be scared to stick anything in there that wasn't designed to go in there.
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Old 08-18-2015, 01:43 PM   #38
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(I posted this in a thread by itself to let the general skoolie population know.)

I found a company online that had a parts list with no prices. I called for a quote and they said they were wholesale and generally only sold to distributors. But they said they would make an exception for me.

I'm not going to name the company here because they were so nice and helped me out and I don't want to take advantage of that and swamp them with personal orders. BUT if you can locate a wholesaler and contact them, they may work with you.

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3 cylinder sleeves with o-rings, 10 individual o rings, a head gasket set, 6 connecting rod bearings, 6 piston ring sets, 1 main bearing set, and an oil pan gasket for $353.

The same order at agkits.com would have cost $800 and they don't carry the piston ring sets for my engine, which would have been another $120.
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